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Employee Spotlight: Kerry Hulse

Kerry Hulse, vice president of Deep South Crane & Rigging, has dedicated much of his career to improving safety for those in this unique and challenging line of business.  His expertise and influence within the industry has allowed him to spearhead safety programs, resulting in the safety certification of over 100,000 crane operators. 

Kerry has an intimate knowledge of the crane and rigging industry like no other.  He grew up in this business, learning first-hand from his father, a crane and rigging owner, the complexities and challenges that come with transporting and operating heavy lift machinery.

In 1989, he became a member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Governing Committee, during which time, the SC&RA Certification Task Force was established with Kerry as chairman.  The goal of this task force was to establish baseline skills for crane operators, improving safety across the board.  Eventually, this groundwork made possible the establishment of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), a non-profit personnel certification organization with a sole dedication of improving the safety of lifting operations.  It its 20 plus years, NCCCO has developed certifications for a large range of crane and rigging job functions, from crane operators to lift directors.

Kerry served as chairman of the NCCCO Commissioners group for 15 years after its inception, until his election to the NCCCO board in 2012.  Today, Kerry is vice president of the NCCCO Board of Directors while simultaneously continuing his leadership activities with Deep South and continuing his lifelong commitment to safety.

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Deep South Crane Honored with 2019 SC&RA Safety Award and LWCC Safest 70

Deep South is honored to have recently received two safety awards. On April 27th at the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) annual conference in Carlsbad, CA, Deep South received the 2019 Crane & Rigging Group Safety Award, and three Deep South crane operators received the Crane Operator Safety Award. LWCC also recognized Deep South in their Safest 70 award program.

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Deep South Vice President Part of Historic Recognition Award from NCCCO to OSHA

Kerry Hulse, vice president of Deep South and current president of NCCCO, recently presented a recognition award to OSHA for its foresight and initiative in officially recognizing CCO certification nearly two decades ago. The recent recognition was featured in an article by American Cranes & Transport magazine.

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